Changing a School District to a Learning Organization

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Assignment 1: Reform Proposal – Changing a School District to a Learning Organization

Due Week 4 and worth 180 points

Students, parents, teachers, principals, central office staff, superintendents, and school board members all play important roles in school systems. Use the Internet to research a school district in your area and use the information you locate to complete this assignment. Imagine that you are a teacher leader and you have been asked to supply ideas to the selected school district to help it transform into a learning organization with more effective leadership practices. You will research one reform policy to assist in changing your district into a learning organization. Write a proposal to change your district into a learning organization.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Briefly (one (1) paragraph) describe the size and setting of the school district. Propose a new model in your reformed school. Describe the model and the reformed school into a learning organization.
Evaluate the relationship of the selected policy to historical and traditional methods of adopting school reform policies. How could you change or modify this policy to assist in creating a learning organization?
Propose and describe three or four best practices of effective leadership in the learning organization.
Propose the modifications that you would like to make to the existing school reform policy. Determine three (3) ways to implement the desired changes and lead the change of the policy.
Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the each of the following stakeholders (all 7 below) from their current role to their role in a learning organization. Then pick 5 of the 7 stakeholders to discuss how each stakeholder supports the transition from a traditional bureaucratic model to a learning organization. Describe the Learning Organization and Model’s impact on students and staff. Then describe how the school would work for students and staff using the proposed model.
Students
Parents
Teachers
Principals
Central office staff
Superintendent
School board
Describe the Learning Organization and Model’s impact on students and staff. Then describe how the school would work for students and staff using the proposed model.
Include at least three (3) references with (1) of these needs to be from a peer-reviewed journal. Note: Make sure references are no more than five (5) years old from material outside the textbook.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Compare various models of school organization to distinguish effective leadership practices.
Explore historical and traditional methods of adopting school reformation policies.
Evaluate the components of school systems and attempts to reform specific aspects of the system.
Differentiate between traditional bureaucratic school systems and learning organizations.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in teacher leadership.
Write clearly and concisely about teacher leadership using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

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Points: 180
Assignment 1: Reform Proposal – Changing a School District to a Learning Organization
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Describe the size and setting of the school district. Propose a new model for the reformed school. Describe the model and reformed school into a learning organization.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely described the school district, new model for reformed school, and/or described the model and reformed school into a learning organization.
Partially described the school district, a new model for reformed school, and/or described the model and reformed school into a learning organization.
Satisfactorily described the school district, a new model for reformed school, and described the model and reformed school into a learning organization.
Thoroughly described the school district, a new model for reformed school, and described the model and reformed school into a learning organization.
2. Evaluate the relationship of the selected policy to historical and traditional methods of adopting school reform policies. Describe how to change or modify this policy to assist in creating a learning organization.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely evaluate the relationship of the selected policy to historical and traditional methods and/or described how to change or modify this policy to assist in creating a learning organization.
Partially evaluated the relationship of the selected policy to historical and traditional methods and/or described how to change or modify this policy to assist in creating a learning organization.
Satisfactorily evaluated the relationship of the selected policy to historical and traditional methods and described how to change or modify this policy to assist in creating a learning organization.
Thoroughly evaluated the relationship of the selected policy to historical and traditional methods and described how to change or modify this policy to assist in creating a learning organization.
3. Propose and describe three or four best practices of effective leadership in the learning organization.
Weight: 10%
Did not submit or incompletely submitted three or four best practices of effective leadership in the learning organization.
Partially submitted three or four best practices of effective leadership in the learning organization.
Satisfactorily submitted three or four best practices of effective leadership in the learning organization.
Thoroughly submitted three or four best practices of effective leadership in the learning organization.
4. Propose the modifications that you would like to make to the existing school reform policy and determine three (3) ways to implement the desired changes and lead the change of the policy.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely proposed the modifications that you would like to make to the existing school reform policy and/or determined three (3) ways to implement the desired changes and lead the change of the policy.
Partially proposed the modifications that you would like to make to the existing school reform policy and determined three (3) ways to implement the desired changes and lead the change of the policy.
Satisfactorily proposed the modifications that you would like to make to the existing school reform policy and determined three (3) ways to implement the desired changes and lead the change of the policy.
Thoroughly proposed the modifications that you would like to make to the existing school reform policy and determined three (3) ways to implement the desired changes and lead the change of the policy.
5. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition each of the 7 stakeholders from their current role to their role in a learning organization. Then pick 5 of the 7 stakeholders to discuss how each supports the transition from a traditional bureaucratic model to a learning organization.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition each of the 7 stakeholders from their current role to their role in a learning organization and/or chose 5 of the 7 stakeholders to discuss how each supports the transition from a traditional bureaucratic model to a learning organization.
Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition each of the 7 stakeholders from their current role to their role in a learning organization and chose 5 of the 7 stakeholders to discuss how each supports the transition from a traditional bureaucratic model to a learning organization.
Satisfactory provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition each of the 7 stakeholders from their current role to their role in a learning organization and chose 5 of the 7 stakeholders to discuss how each supports the transition from a traditional bureaucratic model to a learning organization.
Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition each of the 7 stakeholders from their current role to their role in a learning organization and chose 5 of the 7 stakeholders to discuss how each supports the transition from a traditional bureaucratic model to a learning organization.
6. Describe the Learning Organization and Model’s impact on students and staff. Then describe how the school would work for students and staff using the proposed model.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely described the Learning Organization and Model’s impact on students and staff and/or described how the school would work for students and staff using the proposed model.
Partially described the Learning Organization and Model’s impact on students and staff and/or described how the school would work for students and staff using the proposed model.
Satisfactorily described the Learning Organization and Model’s impact on students and staff and/or described how the school would work for students and staff using the proposed model.
Thoroughly described the Learning Organization and Model’s impact on students and staff and/or described how the school would work for students and staff using the proposed model.
7. Include at least three (3) references with (1) of these needs to be from a peer-reviewed journal.
Weight: 5%
No references provided.
Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
Meets the number of required references; all references high-quality choices.
Exceeds the number of required references; all references high-quality choices.
8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%
More than 6 errors present
5-6 errors present
3-4 errors present
0-2 errors present


 


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